02 April 2014

Longest Sackett marriage

George and Arabella Sackett have sent in this newspaper cutting of George's grandparents Gordon Russell Sackett and Elsie Ellen Pocock on the occasion of Elsie's 90th birthday in November 1989.

Gordon died aged 94 the following year, on 14 March 1990, by when the couple had been married 73 years 2 months 26 days.

Elsie survived her husband by almost ten years, until her death on 28 February 2000 at the age of 100 years 3 months 14 days.

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